Sunday, July 02, 2006

Run Threshold

Met with TNT teammates yesterday for the last official Summer Team workout. A small cadre plan to continue meeting at the Rose Bowl on Saturdays. They aim to train for the Long Beach half-marathon (13.1 miles) in October. Afterwards, they'll rejoin TNT for the Spring 2007 Team's LA Marathon run.

I walked 4 miles yesterday. Felt fine. I'm ready to run again. This coming Wednesday, I meet with the orthopedist. If he clears me, I'll start running again on Thursday.

But I don't think I'll be training for any distance events soon. My plan was to start again in August with TNT Winter and run the Phoenix Marathon in January. But now I'm not sure. It feels like I should start from scratch. First establish a training base, gradually increasing my weekly mileage. That might take two months.

As of now, I'd rather go too slow than too fast.

It beats not going at all.


k said...

Now that makes sense.

If you were overdoing it before, then to start over, you can establish the new pattern from its inception.

Yeah. I like it.

And I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Thursday, too.

John P. McCann said...


I'll hopefully go a few miles on Thursday - perhaps run one minute and walk two.

Let my body slowly readjust to the impact.